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  • 1.  Webinars and Position Papers

    Posted 12-21-2018 14:17
    TG Chairs,

    Rich Holden and Farzan Sasangohar request that you consider position papers and webinars  that your TG can support.

    Please correspond directly with Rich on any ideas you have for position papers at rjholden@iupui.edu.

    Farzan asks that each TG nominate one webinar speaker for your respective field.  The webinar committee will then combine those with their own list, rank the options and initiate the recruitment process.  Farzan would like to have nominations by Jan 31, 2019.  Please respond directly to him at sasangohar@tamu.edu.  

    Thank you,
    Jennifer

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    Jennifer Ockerman
    Principal Professional Staff
    Johns Hopkins U. Applied Physics Lab
    Laurel MD
    240-228-0764
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  • 2.  RE: Webinars and Position Papers

    Posted 01-07-2019 09:16
    Rich Holden provided some more guidance on the position papers so I am passing that along.

    I define a position paper as a "Society-backed, expert-authored, published treatise consolidating leading thoughts and evidence on a specific topic, toward shaping future research/practice."

    A TG (or multiple TGs) represented by a team of members, would pick a topic in their area of expertise with broader societal implications, for example, autonomous vehicles, work hour restrictions, sustainable energy, or medical device usability. They would prepare a short paper (~3,000 words or less) applying relevant HF/E theories, principles, methods, and findings to the topic. Papers will typically include recommendations and implications for future research, practice, and (optionally) policy. HFES will evaluate papers for societal endorsement and dissemination. My working assumption is the paper's authors will seek publication of position papers in a peer-reviewed human factors journal, but we are still working out those specifics.

    I am happy to talk further about position papers and at some point we will reach out to you and the TGs directly about specific position paper topics they might tackle. Until then, I'd love to know if any TGs or TG members are passionate about topics they think would make for compelling position papers.

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    Jennifer Ockerman
    Principal Professional Staff
    Johns Hopkins U. Applied Physics Lab
    Laurel MD
    240-228-0764
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